BURBANK — There was a sense of urgency for the Burbank High football team heading into Friday's Pacific League showdown with Muir.
With a heartbreaking overtime loss to Crescenta Valley last week in league action, the Bulldogs knew they couldn't afford another loss if they hoped to stay in contention for the league championship.
Quite simply, a team with two losses likely isn't going to claim the league crown. In fact, since Burbank joined the league in 2006, no team has won a title with more than one loss.
But after the Bulldogs' result against the Mustangs, Burbank is no longer thinking about a title, but just trying to hold on for a possible playoff spot.
Despite taking an early lead, Burbank saw Muir score 18 unanswered points to take control of the game, as the Mustangs went on to earn a 24-17 victory at Memorial Field.